NEWINGTON, N.H. –SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain, Max Michel for a world-record-setting performance at the 2019 SIG SAUER World Speed Shooting Championship (a.k.a. Steel Challenge.) held May 15-19. Michel completed the Roundabout stage in 7.17 seconds, and the Smoke and Hope Stage in 7.29 seconds to claim two new world records at CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama.
“Max goes into every competition ready to compete at the highest level, and it’s great to see him come out of this year’s Steel Challenge setting two new world records” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, and Executive Vice President Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “His performance continues to prove, unequivocally, that the P320X5 is the premier competition handgun, and we are very proud of his performance.”
To set his two new world records at the 2019 Steel Challenge Max used his P320X5, the soon to be released ROMEO3MAX open reflex sight, and SIG SAUER 9mm, 115 grain Match Elite Competition Ammunition.
“Every year I look forward to shooting this match. Over the course of the events thirty year history, each of the eight stages has had very minimal changes, giving shooters have the unique opportunity to set new records,” continued Michel. “My training and SIG SAUER equipment have propelled me to this achievement, and the superior technology that we have built into the ROMEO3MAX was a major contributor in my performance at this competition.”
The soon-to-be-released ROMEO3MAX is a compact, open reflex sight featuring a 30mm Max round lens design for superior field-of-view, a special red-notch filter for a vivid red dot and unrivaled optical clarity, 6 MOA dot size for rapid target engagement, twelve illumination intensity levels, MOTAC activation, and up to 20,000 hours of runtime. The sight is machined from aircraft grade aluminum in a matte black finish, with a side-loading battery tray, and waterproof (IPX-7 rated).
The SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition used by Max Michel at the 2019 SIG SAUER World Speed Shooting Championship is available for purchase at sigsauer.com/store.
About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy - a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.
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